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Two rangers injured in Narathiwat insurgent attack

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Two rangers injured in Narathiwat insurgent attack

By The Nation

 

Two rangers were injured when their patrol unit was attacked by a group of suspected insurgents in Narathiwat’s Tak Bai district late on Friday night, police said.

 

The unit from Ranger Company 4502 was attacked at the Ban Taliang School in Moo 4 village in Tambon Koh Sathon at 11.05pm.

 

Injured rangers Thawat Nasopha, 28, and Waema-assaree Trakulsoranakom 28 were rushed to the Tak Bai hospital following the shootout.

 

The attack occurred as the unit patrolled the main road in the Moo 4 village. While they rested inside a school, a group of insurgents opened fire, resulting in a brief exchange of gunfire before the insurgents retreated.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30341655

 

 
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Google the article title for another article that cannot be referenced in TV for more details of the attack.

The two Rangers are apparently "volunteers" (rent-a-soldiers?) so not what I'd call "regular army." Having them patrol late at night on foot in an area frequented by insurgent attacks borders on command negligence.

Or was the patrol ordered deliberately in hopes of a fatal attack that could be used to justify reduced peace talk efforts by the military?

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